Sunny Isles Beach, February 16, 2021 – Acqualina Resort & Residences cements itself as the
quintessential luxury travel destination in Florida by garnering several coveted back-to-back travel
awards. Today, Forbes Travel Guide officially announced that Acqualina has been recognized as a
Five Star Hotel, making it the ninth year in a row the property receives this prestigious, ultraexclusive industry accolade. Properties who receive this extraordinary achievement are determined
by those who demonstrate impeccable and flawless service, exceptional amenities and an overall
superior guest experience.

Today, Forbes Travel Guide also awarded Acqualina Spa by ESPA with a Five Star Spa rating.
Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide, and announces its
Global Star Ratings yearly, listing the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas. Only properties that
meet Forbes’ hospitality standards — the most stringent in the industry — achieve a Five Star, Four
Star or Recommended rating. Professional inspectors check into and check out every property they
rate regularly, evaluating more than 500 rigorous criteria to determine a Star Rating that takes the
guess work out of travel planning and establishes a global benchmark for luxury travel.

“We are thrilled that Acqualina is awarded and recognized as a Five-Star hotel and spa for nine
consecutive years; which highlights our most important mission as a property, which is striving to
deliver the most outstanding personalized service to guests ensuring they feel safe, relaxed and create
wonderful memories together. We are constantly improving our programs, guestroom product, spa
offerings and user technology to deliver a seamlessly luxurious experience for our guests, whether
they are multigenerational families or couples visiting our hotel or spa,” states Deborah Yager
Fleming, CEO and Partner.

In addition to the Forbes Travel Guide announcement, Acqualina was recently named by U.S.
News & World Report as the #1 Best Resort the Continental U.S. in their annual Best Hotel

To celebrate the latest accolades, Acqualina invites guests to book the Five Star Experience
Package. Guests receive the fifth night free when booking a five-night getaway in a Deluxe
Intracoastal Room. They can indulge in such offerings as a special welcome amenity, daily buffet
breakfast for two, complimentary Internet access and access to the award-winning AcquaMarine
children’s program.

Acqualina Resort is also among the world’s first hotels to become Sharecare Health Security
VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide. The comprehensive facility verification helps ensure that
guests and travel planners can book with confidence at Acqualina based on the resort’s compliance
with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential
future public health events.

The ultra-luxury resort’s extensive safety measures include using innovative sanitation technology in
all interior and exterior areas, including electrostatic disinfectant tools that combine EPA-approved
chemicals with electrostatic molecules to sanitize all spaces ensuring that every area of the property
has been effectively and regularly cleaned to the highest standard. This is in addition to the resort’s
superior level of cleaning and hygienic protocols in place already, and frequent hand washing, use of
gloves and face masks.

With its world-class restaurants, curated amenities and luxurious rooms and suites, Acqualina
Resort provides an exclusive experience and ultra-luxurious beach lifestyle like no other. The
gorgeous beachfront location features outdoor living room settings, three oceanfront swimming
pools and cabanas where guests can make online reservations. Guests of the luxury Miami Beach
resort can bask in the South Florida sun or spend the afternoon shaded by palm trees. The
attentive Acqualina team will make sure every need is met. That includes everything from serving a
delicious Mediterranean lunch on the beach to providing a delectable coconut or a cocktail where
guests never need to leave the beach.
For more information or reservations, please visit or call 888.713.0456.

About Acqualina Resort & Residences

Acqualina Resort & Residences is where the charm of a Mediterranean villa meets elegance on the
beach. The lush grounds feature red couches set on Seashore Paspalum grass and are dotted with
signature red umbrellas. A seaside luxury haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in pristine Sunny
Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort features 98 impeccably appointed guest rooms and suites and 188
residences with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, world-class dining including Il Mulino
New York, the alfresco Costa Grill and the new Ke-uH Japanese restaurant, three oceanfront
swimming pools, spacious meeting rooms and an innovative marine biology-based children’s
program. A variety of lavish interior and exterior venues provide an ideal background for opulent
weddings and memorable events. Acqualina Spa by ESPA, the first ESPA-branded spa in the United
States, provides guests with an exquisite 20,000-square-foot, two-story tranquil sanctuary of
excellence and relaxation. A family-owned and operated property, Acqualina is a recipient of the
coveted Forbes Travel Guide Awards for both the hotel and spa and the AAA Five Diamond

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